How much time do you spend struggling to find things in your home?
Studies have suggested that the average person spends almost 3 days per year looking for things they've misplaced. That may seem like a small number, but that adds up.
Think about it this way...
Throughout your whole life, that means you'd lose a whole year (constantly looking for your phone, if you're anything like me)!
A. Whole. Year.
But, don't let the stats bring you down. There's an EASY way to prevent this.
Organizing your home can be beneficial to EVERY area of your life. When your home is organized, it:
Helps you relax and restore your peace of mind
Enables you to focus better
Relieves stress (Less Mess = Less Stress)
Makes space for better things
Not to mention, no more searching recklessly for your keys or your phone.
And the best part…
NO MORE CLOSET AVALANCHES
In this post, I'm going to show you the Fundamentals of a Totally Organized home, to give you the basics of what to do to organize your own home!
This is just a basic guide to show you what makes a home organized and how it all works. Stay tuned to get my Full Declutter Guide soon! Enjoy!!
“A place for everything and everything in its place.”
Having storage clears space on countertops, making a room look bigger and more open.
It also saves time trying to look for something and prevents the famous “junk drawer”
You can take this up a notch by categorizing it!
Categorization and Labels:
Keeping items of a similar kind together and by labeling things like:
Any DIY Concoctions
File Folders, Photo Albums
You don’t have to be a Hoarder to have a need for decluttering.
The best way to keep you stuff organized is to have less stuff! Get rid of the things that you don’t use or want anymore. Less stuff also means less dust! You can’t go wrong there.
If you need help decluttering, check out these posts that make decluttering a breeze!
A Plan for Essentials:
What needs doing around the house?
What do you need FOR the house
Having a plan, even just for the day, is imperative to keeping your home and yourself organized.
For example, shopping lists and to-do lists keep your house organized by letting you know what you need or what you need to do.
Some Essential Plans Include:
Here are some great FREE apps to help you plan your essentials!
Microsoft Outlook Calendar
Now that you know the fundamentals of an organized home you can get started on:
Creating Storage Space
Making Labels and Sorting with Categories
Planning Out The Essentials
Of course, the most important thing to do after you've cleaned and organized your home is to keep it that way. After all that work, you definitely don't want to have to do it over and over again.
The best way to KEEP your home organized is to by keeping it clean and most importantly, PUTTING THINGS BACK WHERE THEY BELONG.
Remember what I said in the beginning of the post!
"LESS MESS = LESS STRESS".
Now that you have the fundamentals a totally organized home, which will you start with first?
Tell me in the comment section!
(I always think that decluttering your home is the best place to start.)
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Until Next Time,